I Need Help!!! Please

Decorating By hope1978 Updated 24 Feb 2009 , 1:47pm by FlourPots

hope1978 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:30pm
post #1 of 4

I have a question for all....

I have to make a high school band marching hat out of gumpaste/fondant,
I want it to look real, so how do I get the stitching marks on the gumpaste like the real hat.....
any and all help is needed


3 replies
tx_cupcake Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:42pm
post #2 of 4

Either you can pipe your stitching using a #1 or #2 tip if you want a really prominent look, or you can use a stitching tool for a more subtle look. You can get a stitching tool at Michael's or Joann's.

HTH! icon_biggrin.gif

Rexy Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:42pm
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Hi! Hope I can help. When I want to do stitching, I use a sewing tool. I'm sure there's a name for it but I can't remember. It looks like a miniature pizza cutter with zig zags on the wheel. When you roll it right inside the edge of the gumpaste or fondant it will give you tiny holes.
Good luck!

FlourPots Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:47pm
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As was mentioned, you'll need some sort of stitching tool such as this one: http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=17413

OR, you can use a toothpick and white coloring, like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/natiscakes/3184076630/

(click to enlarge both so you can get a clearer view)

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